<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - 1,000-Issue Review]]> <![CDATA[Bosnian War series]]> Needless to say, no small-market weekly newspaper had ever sent one-quarter of its editorial staff to cover a foreign war. But as our readers know, Boulder Weekly has always been a little different.]]> <![CDATA[Harvest of rage]]> After two decades of fighting hopelessly to save their farms from foreclosures, U.S. family farmers began to suffer from what psychologists refer to as psychosis, or more specifically, post-traumatic stress syndrome.]]> <![CDATA[From ‘Woman in chains’ to ‘Pregnant in prison’]]> The story was called “Woman in chains,” and it was about an inmate who went into labor prematurely but was denied medical attention — and even reportedly teased by guards who thought she was faking it. Turns out, she wasn’t faking.]]> <![CDATA[On the run]]> Richard Keyes was a 21-year-old anti-government adherent who was involved in the kidnapping of a couple of people who lived down the road from the Republic of Texas Compound near Fort Davis, Texas. The kidnapping led to a six-day standoff with Texas rangers and federal authorities.]]> <![CDATA[Cover up]]> “Cover up” involved Syntex Chemicals, a Boulder-based pharmaceutical plant that ranked among the worst polluters in the state.]]> <![CDATA[Unzipped]]> Once his inquiries began poking in the wrong place — the financial interests of powerful people — Brigham´s badgering suddenly (and suspiciously) morphed from a nuisance to what our elected officials suddenly described as a real, physical threat. City council moved to slap a restraining order on Brigham and ban him from contacting members.]]> <![CDATA[Who’s watching your kids?]]> Boulder’s rec centers have long been a favorite year-round hangout for the city’s families and for children. As Boulder Weekly discovered during this impressive investigation by Richard Fleming, the East Boulder Recreation Center was, in 1995, likewise a popular hangout for perverts who targeted children.]]> <![CDATA[Deadly ground]]> Boulder Weekly’s investigation discovered that Beech officials knew of the likely contamination long before the 1988 sale to the city.]]> <![CDATA[AIDS: A retrospective]]> Of all the groundbreaking, boundary-pushing stories that former Editor Pamela White wrote during her 10 years at the Weekly, she seems to speak with special fondness for the series she did on the history of AIDS in Boulder County.]]> <![CDATA[A SANE response to rape]]> When former BW Editor Pamela White heard about a teenager who was sexually assaulted and then had to stay in an emergency room waiting area for hours before being seen, she was horrified.]]> <![CDATA[Fracking in Boulder County]]> Jefferson Dodge’s first story on fracking, “What the frack?: Controversial oil/ gas drilling digs in around Boulder County” from Oct. 27, 2011, introduced BW readers to hydraulic fracturing, which was gathering attention from environmentalists due to the use of chemicals that might affect groundwater.]]> <![CDATA[Concrete evidence]]> The first thing former Weekly Editor Pamela White mentions when asked about her November 2003 exposé on the Cemex plant near Lyons is the Thermos. A Cemex employee-turned-whistleblower had installed a video camera in the bottom of a Thermos to surreptitiously record what he claimed was evidence of health and safety violations.]]> <![CDATA[Jagged little pills]]> The common denominator among Pogany and Howell, and scores of other soldiers who had extreme, often violent reactions to their service? They had taken Lariam.]]> <![CDATA[The predator among us]]> Boulder Weekly was the first outlet in the country to point out similarities between the daring Ridgeway kidnapping and a brazen set of attempted assaults at nearby Ketner Lake.]]> <![CDATA[Ready to blow]]> Prisoners, whether in our city and county jails or our state prison system, are an incredibly vulnerable population. This is because they are both out of sight from those who would seek to protect them from abuse and sadly, because our society tends not to care what happens to people who have been convicted of a crime.]]> <![CDATA[Ghosts of Valmont Butte]]> In a 10-part series (totaling more than 37,000 words) that spanned six months, Boulder Weekly reported on the historical, cultural and scenic significance of a local landmark that has been reduced to a permanent site for the storage of toxic and radioactive waste.]]> <![CDATA[Until proven guilty]]> White says she decided to open the piece with a description of the living conditions of death-row inmate Scott Peterson, who was convicted of killing his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, in 2002, because some teens have it worse — and that’s just while they are waiting for trial.]]> <![CDATA[Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)]]> For a lot of folks in Boulder County, the subject of GMOs became a hot button issue in the past two years or so, as heated debates about whether genetically engineered sugar beets should be allowed to be grown on publicly owned open space broke out in packed rooms before our county commissioners.]]> <![CDATA[From the ashes of Waco & Civil war]]> To put it simply, these two stories launched Boulder Weekly’s reputation as a national news breaking organization.]]> <![CDATA[The house that graft built]]> By carefully investigating city records for months, Rosen discovered a web of corruption, all leading to one man, Jim Butterfield, then-construction manager for the City of Boulder Housing Authority.]]>